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Calgary Flames at Detroit Red Wings [Game 18]

Pizza Pizza

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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5:30 PM MST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
960 AM CFAC SN Little Caesar's Arena FSD 97.1 FM WXYT
League Value Metric Value League
12th 58.8% Points Percentage 50.0% 22nd
22nd 13.79% Net Power Play Percentage 15.09% 17th
29th 71.19% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 80.00% 12th
28th 84.98% Combined Special Teams Percentage 95.09% 12th
13th 3.00 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.72 26th
15th 2.94 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.83 12th
19th -.06 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.67 27th
7th 52.07% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 49.81% 17th
4th 52.87% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 47.88% 26th
14th 100.76% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.63% 20th
21st 7.19% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 6.74% 26th
3rd 93.57% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.89% 9th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The Calgary Flames are on the mitten as they take on the Detroit Red Wings for the first time ever at the Little Caesar's arena. Detroit's new home has garnered terrific reviews and teams such as the Flames and the New York Islanders are working hard to come up with a stadium as glorious as the pizza box. Unfortunately for the Red Wings, the new stadium is one of a select few thing that's stellar for them at the moment.

Detroit currently comes in with a team that's quite sub-par offensively. That bodes well for the Flames who lost Mike Smith with a lower body injury against the St. Louis Blues. The Flames will turn to Eddie Lack in tonight's contest with Jon Gillies backing him up.

The biggest strength for this Detroit team so far this year has been their sound goaltending. Combine that with the Flames substandard luck when it comes to shooting the puck and this could be a very frustrating game for Calgary. While the shooting percentage should turn around eventually, tonight's game doesn't propose the biggest opportunity for doing so.